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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Research

Astroviruses in Rabbits

Vito MartellaComments to Author , Paschalina Moschidou, Pierfrancesco Pinto, Cristiana Catella, Constantina Desario, Vittorio Larocca, Elena Circella, Krisztian Bànyai, Antonio Lavazza, Chiara Magistrali, Nicola Decaro, and Canio Buonavoglia
Author affiliations: University of Bari Aldo Moro, Valenzano, Italy (V. Martella, P. Moschidou, P. Pinto, C. Catella, C. Desario, V. Larocca, E. Circella, N. Decaro, C. Buonavoglia); Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (K. Bànyai); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale di Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna, Brescia, Italy (A. Lavazza); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale di Marche ed Umbria, Perugia, Italy (C. Magistrali)

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Table 3

Comparison of full-length capsid protein of strain rabbit/Nausika/08/ITA and that of various mammalian and avian astroviruses*

GenBank accession no./ species/strain % aa identity to rabbit/Nausika/08/ITA†
RdRp (ORF1b) Capsid (ORF2)
AY720892/human/AstV1 62.7 21.8
L06802/human/AstV2 22.3
DQ630763/human/AstV3 22.5
DQ070852/human/AstV4 22.2
U15136/human/AstV5 22.0
GQ495608/human/AstV6 61.4 21.9
AF248738/human/AstV7 52.8 22.8
AF260508/human/AstV8 61.4 22.7
FJ973620/human/VA1 20.1
GQ502193/human/VA2 52.5 19.7
FJ222451/human/MLB1 61.4 19.6
AF056197/cat 21.7
Y15937/sheep 52.9 20.5
AY179509/mink 54.1 20.0
AB037272/pig 23.5
FJ890351/CSL/AstV1 52.1 19.3
FJ890352/CSL/AstV2 60.6 23.3
FJ890355/bottlenose dolphin 61.4 23.7
EU847155/bat/AstV1 22.8
FJ57174/bat/LC03 22.7
FJ57065/bat/LD38 50.9 22.3
HM045005/dog/Bari/08 57.7 23.7
HM450382/rat/RS126/HKG/07 57.7 20.6
GU985458/mink/SMS-AstV/Swe/01 54.1 19.6
AB033998/chicken/ANV-1 36.8 14.9
AB046864/chicken/ANV-2 36.4 14.5
Y15936/turkey/AstV1 36.8 15.5
AF206663/turkey/AstV2 35.6 14.2
FJ434664/duck/C-NGB/China/08 37.2 13.4

*RdRP, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase; ORF, open reading frame; AstV, astrovirus; –, values not calculated; CSL, California sea lion; ANV, avian nephritis virus.
†Full-length aa capsid sequence and partial (245-aa residues) RdRp at the at the C-terminus were used to calculate identities.

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